Ibram X. Kendi
From Reckoning to Resolution
Conversation with

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Director and Founder, BU Center for Antiracist Research
Historian and Author

June 21, 2021 · 3:30 - 4:30 PM ET

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About the Event

YWCA USA is proud to debut our roundtable discussion (fireside chat), From Reckoning to Resolution, a monthly series designed to feature fearless movers, innovative shakers, rainmakers, passionate trailblazers, and sartorial inspirations who are working to organize, disrupt, and destroy barriers around issues like racial justice, gender equity, equal pay, domestic violence, entrepreneurship, and more.

At YWCA, we work to serve as a catalyst in the racial equity movement and to support women of color through a variety of programming and resources. This work is focused on awakening individuals and communities as well as helping them to develop the awareness, willingness, and tools to drive change in themselves and in the institutions we all share.

Elisha Rhodes

Our Host

Elisha Rhodes

Elisha Rhodes is a leader, movement builder, and change maker. Within her new role as YWCA USA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and during this transition period, Elisha looks forward to leading this incredible storied movement in its work to realize YWCA’s audacious and necessary mission. For the past fifteen years, Elisha has guided the organization’s strategic and operational growth, to ensure that YWCA’s mandate to eliminate racism and empower women, never falters. As YWCA USA’s Chief Operating Officer, Elisha effectively stewards critical resources to support a federated network serving over 2.4 million women and girls each year.

Ibram X. Kendi

Our Guest

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. His relentless and passionate research puts into question the notion of a post-racial society and opens audiences’ eyes to the reality of racism in America today. Kendi’s lectures are sharp, informative, and hopeful, serving as a strong platform for any institution’s discussions on racism and what it means to be antiracist.